South African tennis star Kevin Anderson is zooming through the 2017 US Open. Taking advantage of a depleted field missing the usual high seed suspects Milos Raonic, Novak Djokovic, Stan Wawrinka, and Andy Murray, Anderson has rolled into the semifinals where he fights for a chance to meet Nadal or Federer in the Finals. The 31-year-old Anderson is a tour veteran marking his first visit to a semifinal in a Grand Slam, but Anderson is no Cinderella. He’s been ranked as high as World No. 10.
Anderson isn’t just a player — he’s an entrepreneur too. Anderson is the biggest name among the four founders of the online property Realife Tennis, which calls itself “the absolute best in online tennis instruction through an exclusive community where tennis professionals can share on and off-court experiences while connecting with you over a collective love for the game.” The impetus behind starting Realife Tennis was what the four (Kevin’s wife Kelsey Anderson, Brian Lutz and G.D. Jones are the others) called a frustration with “the way top players are notoriously secretive of their training methods.” The site gives “unprecedented access to practice and life on the professional tours.” Anderson offers drills, fixes and lessons through the site. You can purchase 19 Quick Fixes for $119 or just clean up your groundstrokes with a $39.99 lesson.